The Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival (HAAPI Film Festival) , started in 2004 by OCA­-Greater Houston, was created to highlight and celebrate thediversity of culture, food, and stories of the AAPI community, to support AAPI artists and filmmakers, and to share the messages, issues, hopes, and dreams of the AAPI experience for the Greater Houston metropolitan area through edutainment.

National Films
-Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature Film
-Grand Jury Prize - Documentary Feature Film
-Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Short Film
-Grand Jury Prize - Documentary Short Film
-Audience Award - Narrative Feature Film
-Audience Award - Documentary Feature Film
-Audience Award - Narrative Short Film
-Audience Award - Documentary Short Film

The Film Festival will only accept shorts and feature films that fulfill either of the following required criteria:
1. The film must either be directed by, produced by, or feature an Asian or Asian American/Pacific Islander and/or
2. The content of the entry must contain material that relates to the Asian or Asian American/Pacific Islander culture/experience.

Please include a press kit with your entry, including (electronic version ONLY):
• Still images (Please provide captions and photo credits for all images)
• Synopsis
• Director’s biography/photo
• Director’s filmography
• Director’s statement
• Cast and crew listing
(If your film is selected, the Festival will also request the following items: posters, video clips.)

The entry submission deadline is February 1st, 2018. Filmmakers selected for the festival will be notified via email by March 1st, 2018.

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  • harleen singh

    HAAPI festival and its team members are doing some fantastic work not just for the filmmakers but community at large. The team of volunteers and organizers were dedicated to the cause and worked tirelessly to make the festival a success. Its held in summers, so weather is a small concern , but other than that it was smooth.

    June 2018
  • Brian Yang

    We love HAAPIFF! Can't wait to participate again!

    June 2018
  • Arnold Chun

    A great festival dedicated to showcasing up and coming Asian American Directors and established ones.

    June 2017